Realms of Royalty

New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies

Monarchies are facing public demands for modernization and adapting to changing societal, political, and media environments. This book proposes new directions in the research of contemporary European monarchies and offers innovative perspectives on trans/national royal public interactions and (semi-)fictional representations of monarchs. Its case studies address historic and recent developments, including newly invented royal traditions, media depictions, Meghan Markle's impact on the image of the British monarchy, and the royal family's role in Brexit negotiations. With its interdisciplinary analyses, the book reflects current academic, societal, and popular cultural interest in royalty.

Overview Chapters

  1. Frontmatter

    Seiten 1 - 4
  2. Contents

    Seiten 5 - 6
  3. Preface and Acknowledgements

    Seiten 7 - 8
  4. Introduction: Mapping New Realms in the Study of Contemporary European Monarchies

    Seiten 9 - 26
  5. Royal Public Interactions and Trans/National Relations (19th-21st Century)

    "We'll Never be Royals" – or Will We? Exploring Meghan Markle's Impact on the British Royal Family Brand

    Seiten 29 - 46
  6. Your Media Majesty: Three Kings and Radio in the Inter-War Years

    Seiten 47 - 62
  7. European Royals and their Colonial Realms: Honors and Decorations

    Seiten 63 - 88
  8. Between Politics and Dynastic Survival: 19th-Century Monarchy in Post-Revolutionary Europe (1815-1918)

    Seiten 89 - 104
  9. Monarchy on Page, Stage, and Screen

    Who's Queen? Elizabeth I in Contemporary Culture

    Seiten 107 - 128
  10. "Empires of all kinds collapse, but the fake tsars, they last forever." Modern and Contemporary Memories of Tsar Šćepan Mali (1767-1773)

    Seiten 129 - 148
  11. Long May He (Not) Reign? Literary Depictions of a 'Meddling' Future Monarch. Prince Charles in Mike Bartlett's Play King Charles III (2014) and in Catherine Mayer's Biography Charles: The Heart of a King (2015)

    Seiten 149 - 168
  12. Gendered Strategies of Power: Queen Elizabeth II as a Politician in the Plays The Audience (2015 [2013]) and Handbagged (2013)

    Seiten 169 - 190
  13. Royal Representations in Contemporary Popular Cultural Contexts

    The (In)Significance of Queen Victoria in Neo-Victorian Comics

    Seiten 193 - 210
  14. Monarchy and the Alien: Three Queens as Sites of Memory in Doctor Who

    Seiten 211 - 232
  15. 'Party at the Palace': Popular Cultural Celebrations in the Context of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden and Diamond Jubilee

    Seiten 233 - 250
  16. Afterword

    Afterword: The British Monarchy and Brexit

    Seiten 253 - 264
  17. Authors

    Seiten 265 - 270
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24 March 2020, 270 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4583-5

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Christina Jordan

Christina Jordan, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Deutschland

Imke Polland

Imke Polland, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Deutschland

Christina Jordan / Imke Polland (eds.)
Book title
Realms of Royalty New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies
transcript Verlag
kart., Klebebindung, 12 SW-Abbildungen
Commodity Group
HIS054000 SOC022000
Release date
24 March 2020
Politik, Popkultur, Zeitdiagnose
Royal Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, History, Sociology
Monarchy, Media, Popular Culture, Contemporary History, Europe, Politics, Cultural History, Cultural Studies

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